Founded in 1919 in New York City by Harry A. Gair, our firm, Gair, Gair, Conason, Rubinowitz, Bloom, Hershenhorn, Steigman & Mackauf, specializes in the most serious and significant person injury, medical malpractice and wrongful death cases. Two of our attorneys, Ben Rubinowitz, and Howard Hershenhorn, are listed in the "Top 100" New York Metro Superlawyers. Two of our lawyers have received the prestigious "Lawyer of the Year" award given by "Best Lawyers in America". In total, ten of our lawyers are listed in Superlawyers. Recently, U.S. News nad World Report recognized our firm as one of the Best Law Firms in the United States. The dedication, sensitivity and commitment to personal service that has defined our firm for nearly 100 years is credited not only with recognition, but results. Our attorneys have an impressive track record which includes more than 400 cases resulting in verdicts or settlements exceeding $1 million.
Handling cases throughout New York and New Jersey, our injury lawyers focus on the most serious and significant personal injury and general negligence cases. We have won many multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements on behalf of clients in their cases, which range from construction and automobile accidents to medical malpractice and complex products liability claims. Among our most notable awards were $103 million for a child who sustained brain damage at birth, $90 million for a child with cerebral palsy resulting from birth injuries, $27.5 million for a pedestrian struck by a bus, and $26 million for a pedestrian struck by a truck.
Because we believe extensive personal attention and meticulous trial preparation should be afforded to each of our clients on all matters, we limit our case intake to approximately 80 to 100 cases per year. This selectivity allows us to immerse ourselves in our cases and as a result, we are not only able to resolve our clients' cases more quickly than other plaintiffs' personal injury firms, but we are also able to resolve them with superior results.